United States Office of Government Ethics, Preventing Conflicts of Interest in the Executive Branch

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11/19/2014

(Legal) LA-14-08: Reference to Official Title and Position by Employees Affiliated with Private Organizations in Their Personal Capacitypdf
This Legal Advisory provides guidance to agencies on factors to consider in determining whether references to an employee's title or position made by a private organization with which the employee is affiliated would create an impermissible appearance of government sanction or endorsement.

11/07/2014

(Legal) LA-14-07: 2013 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Surveypdf
2013 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Survey

11/04/2014

(Legal) LA-14-06: Flexibility in Ensuring and Documenting Compliance with Ethics Agreementspdf
This legal advisory explains and expands the options available to ethics officials for ensuring and documenting compliance with PAS officials' ethics agreements. It also clarifies the discretion ethics officials have in determining when screening arrangements are necessary to implement recusal commitments, and what form such arrangements can take.

09/30/2014

(Legal) LA-14-05: Financial Disclosure Requirements for Pooled Investment Fundspdf
This Legal Advisory explains what Presidential Nominees, subject to Senate confirmation, must report on the OGE 278 when they own certain Pooled Investment Funds that do not qualify as excepted investment funds.

09/18/2014

(Program) PA-14-02: 2014 PAS Nominee Ethics Agreement Guidepdf
This Program Management Advisory announces the release of the 2014 PAS Nominee Ethics Agreement Guide.

06/11/2014

(Legal) LA-14-04: Annual Update of 18 U.S.C. § 207(c) Component Designationspdf
In this Legal Advisory, OGE asks each agency to forward to OGE its annual letter stating whether its components that are currently designated should remain designated for purposes of 18 U.S.C. § 207(c). Any request to modify the existing list of components should be submitted in accordance with regulatory procedures.

05/23/2014

(Legal) LA-14-03: Increased Gifts and Travel Reimbursements Reporting Thresholdspdf
The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has issued final rule amendments that revise the executive branch financial disclosure regulation at 5 C.F.R. §§ 2634.304 and 2634.907(g) and the widely attended gathering (WAG) gift exception ceiling for nonsponsor gifts of free attendance at 5 C.F.R. § 2635.204(g)(2). 

04/28/2014

(Program) PA-14-01: 2014 Due Dates for Public Financial Disclosure Reports of Executive Branch Officials Required to be Transmitted to OGEpdf
This Program Management Advisory reminds ethics officials of the deadlines associated with the 2014 filing cycle for annual public financial disclosure reports.

03/07/2014

(Legal) LA-14-02: Participation in Initial Public Offerings by Certain Employeespdf
This Legal Advisory addresses specific statutory limits on when certain employees may purchase securities that are the subject of an Initial Public Offering.

01/03/2014

(Legal) LA-14-01: Pay Adjustments to Ethics Provisions for Calendar Year 2014pdf
This Legal Advisory discusses changes to the statutory pay-level thresholds for certain purposes under the Ethics in Government Act and 18 U.S.C. § 207(c).  The Legal Advisory also provides the relevant threshold amounts.